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Hurt Road

Narrated by: Cindy Piller
Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
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Publisher's Summary

1967

When his parents are killed in a car crash, Detroit teen Hank Goodman finds himself in the last place on Earth he ever wanted to be: Crosscut, Louisiana. Quickly tiring of the place and his aging grandparents, all Hank can think about is leaving. Until he meets the beautiful Becky Rayburn.

Hank starts to settle in and just when things seem to finally be going his way, he is hit with even more bad news. Devastated, he accepts a visiting uncle's invitation to come and live with him in Colorado.

1972

Five years and two tours in Vietnam later, Hank is back in the Bayou State. He has changed quite a bit since he left but so have things in Crosscut. And not all of them for the better.

When Hank takes a job as a deputy sheriff, he begins to believe a killer could be in their midst. Can he stop this madman before he claims his next victim? A victim who could very well be Hank.

©2017 Bruce A. Stewart (P)2018 Clean Reads

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  • 🌸DARA
  • 07-03-2019

Thoroughly Enjoyable Clean Read ;-)

I took a chance on this one and am so glad I did. To be honest, some clean reads tend to be a bit dull with a lackluster story but not this one. From start to finish I was engaged in the characters and the story. I found myself cheering Hank on during his journey of life, love and faith. Bravo Mr Stewart! I am looking forward to more.

I also have to give credit to the narrator. She was a delight to listen to and gave each character their own special voice. :-)

If you enjoy clean reads don't hesitate on this one!!

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  • timj26
  • 24-02-2019

Great story

I would put this under Southern Gothic romance
i really enjoyed this audiobook The time period and small town setting fit well with this story
With many likeable characters Going through tragedy You can’t help but root for them
Cindy does a great job with the narration Highly recommended
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  • An Open Book Family
  • 27-03-2019

Easygoing Historical Novel Set in the South

The family farm on Hurt Road, where teenage Hank Goodman is sent following the death of his parents, is the place on which Hank's life hinges.Though he'll leave for an extended time, the love of his simple, hardworking grandparents and pretty Becky Rayburn will draw him back. The little house in small-town Louisiana is the place where Hank both matures and falls in love.

Likable characters, light romance, and some suspense in a fairly simple yet enjoyable story. Narration is professional and well done, always enhancing and not distracting from the story.

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  • Donna H.
  • 26-03-2019

Well worth the listen!!

This is my first experience with this author but it did not disappoint. The characters were well rounded and with the exception of the "bad guy" were lovable. Overall, it was a very sweet story but there was some plot twists thrown in to keep you listening when you should've been going to bed. The thing that I appreciate the most was that it was a "clean" book that you could listen to without feeling like you needed to shower afterward. Thank you Mr. Stewart for giving us something we could listen to and enjoy without sacrificing our values!!

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  • Karen
  • 13-03-2019

Hurt Road

I fell in love with this sweet story.
Hank’s life is thrown upside down when his parents die in a car accident and goes to live with his grandparents on Hurt Road for a time.
Hank falls for Becky who is off limits, not only because Carl has claimed her has his girl, but because of a tragic accident that happened years ago that caused a rift between Hank and Becky's families.
Years go by when Hank returns to his grandparents’ hometown of Crosscut. To Hanks surprise, Becky is now a widow with a young son. One thing hasn’t changed over the years, Hanks love for Becky and Carl’s desire to have Becky.
This is a nice story with good character development. It also has a bit of romance and suspense to keep your attention.
Cindy Pillar does a nice job narrating the story.

I received this book for free in exchange for an unbiased review.

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  • Tiasdolls
  • 12-03-2019

Life and Love

This is my first book by author Bruce A Stewart. I will gladly grab more. I enjoyed the characters and the overall story. We meet a young boy who is about to have his life turned upside down. We follow him into adulthood and the lessons he's learned along the way. Hank Goodman learns what family means and eventually comes to appreciate the one who's been right by his side the entire journey. This story has love, loss, mystery and overall great storytelling. This title was under Inspirational Fiction. It didn't disappoint.

Narrator Cindy Piller was very pleasant to listen to. She is clear and articulate. Her storytelling style was a perfect fit for this title. I found myself immediately whisked into the story and anticipated the next opportunity to listen. Thank you for a wonderful listening experience.

I received a free copy of this audiobook. My review is voluntarily offered.

Mature Content: none (no sex, language or graphic violent scenes)

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  • Rebecca Azizov
  • 12-03-2019

beautiful

when I'm thinking how to describe this incredible book one word is popping into mind immediately the word beautiful the book is a very Incredible One the timeline of the story was so good and the book wasn't intense but the calm that's the book handled from page 1 till the end was absolutely mesmerizing and the narrator used it to provide us this silent story that penetrated your heart

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  • vanita Thornton
  • 10-03-2019

Great listening

this was a great book that I recieved to review for free. narrator was not as good as she could have been but it was good enough.

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  • Brenda L.Murphree
  • 07-03-2019

A Story of Life, Love and Family

I enjoyed this audiobook at the very beginning to the end. I loved Hank and the loss he went through at such a young age broke my heart. A small town setting for most of the story and most of the people were nice. But you know you always have a bad apple in the bunch and he was bad. This was a clean story and that’s always a plus with me because I don’t read filthy books. Thanks Mr Bruce Stewart for writing an interesting story about life, love, family and faith. I would definitely read another book by this author.
I received a complimentary audiobook by Audiobook Boom. All opinions are my own.

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  • Cory Hatfield
  • 04-03-2019

sweet

I liked the overall story of the book and enjoyed the characters. It was nice to see the turn around in Jack